Work & Family Helpline
If the resources below do not answer all your questions, please call our helpline (services available in English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, and other languages).
415-593-0033Toll-free in California
Inquire by email
Know Your Rights: Videos
You're pregnant! What are your rights at work?
Maternity and Paternity Leave: Your Right to Take Time Off Work
新父母假：请假生小孩和培养亲子关系 - Cantonese
Your Rights at Work as a New Parent
Get personalized information on your rights to take leave for pregnancy, bonding, and parenting. (They may vary depending on where you work.)
Fact Sheets and Resources
Get detailed information on your rights plus sample letters Legal Aid at Work has created for you to use to communicate with your employer and do-it-yourself guides and other resources
Healthcare Provider Sample Letters
These are Word documents you can download. Each provides language required to make a specific type of request of your employer.
Employee Sample Request Letters:
You may get additional information from groups that Legal Aid at Work collaborates with.
Healthy Mothers Workplace CoalitionLearn More
Legal Aid at Work directs a coalition of nonprofits, businesses, and government working for stronger family-friendly workplace policies.
Medical Legal PartnershipsLearn More
We collaborate with hospitals and county health departments to provide information on new parents' legal rights
California Work & Family CoalitionLearn More
As a leading member of the CWFC, we promote laws strengthening family policy.
Highlights of Our Work
Here are links to blog posts, press releases, and news media coverage about the work of this program.
San Francisco Approves Fully Paid Parental LeaveLearn More
We helped write the ordinance that made San Francisco the U.S. city to mandate any fully paid leave for new parents.
San Francisco celebrates new family-friendly work policies and 43 employersLearn More
WHAT: Healthy Mothers Workplace Celebration and awards ceremony recognizes governmental and...
A turning point in paid family leave: California measure has broad political and medical supportLearn More
With unprecedented bi-partisan support, a bill that would expand parental leave to 27 million more...